Iran Gets Small Step Toward Online Freedom

Iran’s president has urged the country’s ruling clerics to be more open to the Internet. Hassan Rouhani has accompanied his call by allowing 3G and 4G services for the first time. Historically the country has been at best suspicious of, and at worst hostile to, the idea of citizens communicating online. Many leading Western-based services […]



Han To Shoot First On Blu-ray?

According to Comicbook.com, Disney plans to release the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray in its original, non-special edition form. Whether anyone believes that is another matter. For its part, the site says that “two independent reliable sources” say: According to our sources, Disney has plans to release the original cut of the Star Wars […]

Scam Warning: Facebook Color Change

Facebook messages claiming to give you the chance to change the color of the site are, perhaps unsurprisingly, a phishing scam. Cheetah Mobile has the details: Once clicked, it leads users to a phishing website. Cheetah Mobile researchers have found this issue to be happening due to a vulnerability that lives in Facebook’s app page […]

How Fast Is Your State’s Internet? [Link]

Communications firm Broadview has put together a map of the average broadband speeds (apparently for downloads, though that isn’t clear) for each state. Using Akamai’s “State of the Internet” Report, we were able to find the average internet speed in each state.   The speeds are measured in megabits per second (mbps) which is simply a measurement […]